Thai Square at the Wig & Pen

 
 
ADDRESS
229 - 230 Strand, Holborn, Aldwych, London WC2R 1BF 
 
RESERVATIONS
 
OPENING TIMES
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday: 12:00-15:00,17:30-23:00. Saturday: 13:00-21:30
 
PRICES
Under £35
 

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Thai Square at the Wig & PenFormally the famous Wig and Pen Club, this branch of Thai Square occupies a building that's supposedly the only one on the Strand to have survived the great Fire of London in 1666. Since the early 1900s this historical gem situated on the Strand served as a drinking den popular among journalists of nearby Fleet Street and lawyers - who didn't have far to stumble from the Royal Courts of Justice opposite. Now only the leaded stained-glass window bearing the date in 1625 serves as a reminder of its long history. Back then, number 230 was the home of the Gatekeeper of Temple Bar who used to offer 'pennorth (penny worth) of meat and bread' to the crowds who used to gather at the Temple Gate where beheaded traitors were displayed. This explains the reputed sightings of Cromwell's ghost who supposedly visits the bar searching for his head. Today, you'll find pad thai in place of your 'pennorth of meat', and prawn cracker instead of bread. Prices may have gone up a little too in the intervening years but they remain very reasonable all the same.

 

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Opening and closing times for Thai Square at the Wig & Pen

Today (Monday) Thai Square at the Wig & Pen closes at 23.00

Monday:

12.00
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15.00
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17.30
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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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15.00
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17.30
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23.00
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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15.00
,
17.30
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23.00
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
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15.00
,
17.30
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23.00
 
 

Friday:

12.00
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15.00
,
17.30
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23.00
 
 

Saturday:

13.00
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21.30
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - Thai Square at the Wig & Pen Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Temple Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
City Thameslink Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowhill NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
Drury Lane NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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